Category: eBook Readers

The machines.

Mobipocket or Amazon?

We’re all going to have to learn about Mobipocket sooner or later, and since I’ve referenced them a couple times, I’ll provide a link to the whole backstory here. Amazon bought Mobipocket in March 2005. The company produces a catchall reader for PDA’s called Mobipocket Reader software. The package is free and provides digital publishing …

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And the Fight is On!

So the fancy footwork before they get up in each other’s grills… In May 2008 Mobipocket president and CEO Martin Gorner said Mobipocket would release updated readers for the various platforms, as well as release a new reader for the Apple iPhone by the end of the year. iPhone and iPod Touch owners cannot read …

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Is Foxit eSlick Reader the CHOSEN ONE?

Ok… why aren’t we hearing more about this little gem? The Foxit eSlick Reader is calling itself: “this generation’s way of reading textbooks, favorite novels, magazines and pretty much any…etc.”  With an introductory price of $229.99 (MSRP) $259.99 they might be right. Like I said, why  haven’t we heard more about this? While it’s still …

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Watch out Kindle!

A five to seven week wait for Amazon’s Kindle eBook Reader might be hurting the leader of the pack. Resupply and availability issues have opened the door to Kindle’s competitors. And after they went to the trouble of creating such a buzz about eBooks. Yah? The frontrunner in late 2007, Amazon claims they’re gearing up for …

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Hanlin eReader V3 from Jinke

Say hello to the Hanlin eReader V3 with Vizplex. (Vizplex is the latest generation of E Ink’s microencapsulated ink imaging film. More on that here.)    The Hanlin eReader uses a 6 inch e-ink display, has familiar lines, function buttons and retails for $299. Seems to me that the Hanlin designers have tricked out a nice piece of …

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Smartphone learns to Read

Rumor has it that in an effort to stay relevant Palm’s Pre is being reissued with onboard apps, games and eBook software. Its broader hardware profile that people love is being tested for mulitformat reading. Palm is reeling from an $80 million loss last quarter and plans to jump back into the fray with a …

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Cybook available from Bookeen

Okay. I had no idea! They’re coming out of the woodwork now. Cybook New Edition is available from Bookeen. It uses e-ink, has 512 MB internal memory storage. For full product specifications, images and price just click here here. It will cost you $350 dollars for Cybook Model: CYBGEN310BS – non-deluxe model. Still too much for …

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The jetBook from Ectaco.

The jetBook is a charming little machine from Ectaco. These guys suggest the jetBook is the newest generation of handhelds and is an example of eBooks finally coming of age. While I think it’s still a little early to call that one, it is a sharp looking device. First of all, the price is similar at $299.00 …

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iLiad – Haven’t we met somewhere before?

iLiad from iRex Technologies They call its display “Stunningly, Paper-like,” I call it “Stunningly Kindle-like…” I’m kind of kidding, but come on. They’ve got to let us know when this machine was developed. It looks like one of you guys was looking over someone’s shoulder. Having said that, it is a nice looking machine. I’ve …

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The Plastic Logic Reader – Very Cool!

The Plastic Logic Reader and its revolutionary Plastic Electronics Display is on the road to stardom. Have a look at the product specifics here and you’ll see what I mean.  Fantastic machine! It’s got an 8.5×11 inch display surface, which answers a lot of questions about PDF documents for business, law firms and governments, etc., and looks …

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